The Big Shot (1931 film)

The Big Shot is a 1931 American pre-Code comedy film directed by Ralph Murphy and Edward Sedgwick and written by Earl Baldwin, Hal Conklin, George Dromgold and Joseph Fields. The film stars Eddie Quillan, Maureen O'Sullivan, Mary Nolan, Roscoe Ates and Belle Bennett.[1][2][3] It was released on December 18, 1931 by RKO Pictures.

The Big Shot
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRalph Murphy
Edward Sedgwick
Written byEarl Baldwin
Hal Conklin
George Dromgold
Joseph Fields
Produced byHarry Joe Brown
StarringEddie Quillan
Maureen O'Sullivan
Mary Nolan
Roscoe Ates
Belle Bennett
CinematographyArthur C. Miller
Edited byCharles Craft
Music byArthur Lange
Distributed byRKO Pictures
Release date
  • December 18, 1931 (1931-12-18)
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited States

As a film from 1931 that had its copyright renewed it will enter the public domain on January 1, 2027.[a]



A rash go-getter is duped by would-be swindlers into buying swamp land that turns out to be worth a fortune.




  1. ^ "The Big Shot (1931) - Overview". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  2. ^ "Movie Review-The Big Shot - Fredric March in a Splendidly Produced Pictorial Version of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"". The New York Times. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  3. ^ "The Big Shot Trailer, Reviews and Schedule for The Big Shot". TV Guide. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
  1. ^ Per R234897